Thursday, 25 March 2010

_Simply Beautiful

_Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
New commission for The Curve Gallery in The Barbican
27 February 2010 - 23 May 2010

Trained as a musician and composer, French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways. His installation for The Curve will take the form of a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other instruments and objects. As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


_Just found these lovely bits on the BOYOstudio website,
Studio alter-ego of designer Patrick Waugh.

_Want Want Want No.III

_OMG, Mad Men Barbies

AFTER three seasons, “Mad Men,” the television series about advertising in the 1960s, has attained a level of popular-culture cachet. There have been magazine cover articles, calendars and an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” all devoted to it, spoofs on “The Simpsons” and “Saturday Night Live,” and even a “Mad Men” category on “Jeopardy.”

Soon, the show will enter a realm of the pop-culture pantheon that its creator, Matthew Weiner, says has surprised even him: Mattel plans to bring out versions of Barbie and Ken styled after four “Mad Men” characters.

The dolls are part of a premium-price collectors’ series for adults that Mattel calls the Barbie Fashion Model Collection. Although there have been Barbies and Kens based on other TV series, among them “I Love Lucy” and “The X-Files,” the dolls will be the first licensed line for that collection, Mattel says, with a suggested retail price of £50.00 each.

The characters to become dolls are Don Draper, the show’s leading man; his wife, Betty; his colleague at the Sterling Cooper agency, Roger Sterling; and Joan Holloway, the agency’s office manager who was Roger’s mistress.

_Currently Watching . . .

_Vincent Gallo's 1998 directional debut Buffalo '66

'Only one thing could bring Billy's mom any joy: an NFL championship for the Bills. She missed the last championship because she went into labor with Billy (played by Vincent Gallo). Billy's dad snapped his dog's neck to teach him responsibility. Billy bet ten grand on the Bills to win in the Super Bowl five years before only to lose that bet on a missed field goal. He did five years in prison taking the fall for the bookie he can't repay. Now he's out. He has to do two things while he's out: visit his parents before killing the kicker who not only lost the Super Bowl for the Bills but also put him away. The only problem is he has to piss. He kidnaps Layla (Played by Christina Ricci) from a dance studio where he goes to urinate so that she can pose as the fictitious wife from the fictitious life he invented in his letters to his parents from jail. She falls for him instantly. He makes the audience uncomfortable as he ignores her advances as he uses her in his plans to eventually kill the kicker while convincing his parents that he lives far away with his beautiful wife.'

So, so creepy and yet quite stunning.

_Must Stop . . .

_Going for Bistrotheque brunches on a weekend, it seems most of the people who work there know me now, I have a 'preferred table' and a 'usual' order - I think when you call to book, and they know you by your voice, you know you have a problem right? But where else can I go for a glorious brunch?! - Can someone please open a great new East based resturaunt?! - Then I could start to mix it up a bit!

_'Those Kids were Tough as Nails'

_A Great little punk ass 'Fan-vid' made by Chris Murdoch, Errol Rainy, Alice Kirkpatrick and Gianluca Fallone for music magazine 'Juke'

_Want Want Want No.II

_ 'The Virgin Sperm Dancer', published in 1972, its the story of a boy, who wakes up one day to find he is a girl (Very Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando' infact - see below), and enjoys all the benefits of his new body. . . It has such beautiful imagery and design. I know Connor has it in Donlon, but for an outrageous amount, Damn.

Must Find.

_Want Want Want No.I

_'Forget-Me-Not Wallpaper' By Julie Verhoeven, 2002, commissioned by Peter Saville for SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution, the design makes explicit references to Japanese rope suspension bondage in a French 18th century Troile de Jouy style.

Each roll: 52cm x 10m
£55 Per roll

_Now, I dont like girls, but this is hella sexy . . .

_Hedi Slimane shoots Natalia Seance Privee in London, September 2009.
Thank you to Carolyne for pointing this out to me ;)


_'Enjoy the Silence'

_I'm literally obsessed with this shoot from from the new Dazed. "Meet the Granzows - A German family like any other...apart from their obsessive love for Depeche Mode" Photography by Niall O'Brien, and styling by Katie Shillingford. It makes me think of Gummo, in the snow - Could that combination be any more perfect?!

Sunday, 21 March 2010


_Just to take me into the new week (at 3:00am), he's some lovely inspirational bits. From old Grace kelly, to my new Warhol stuffs, gorgeous trainers to early Larry Clark, heavy print to heavy collage.

_Eric Lafforgue

_Simply stunning photographic journalism work from photographer Eric Lafforgue. His details are second to none. Check out the rest of his world trip a:

_BFI bookshop

_The BFI on London's Southbank has an amazing book shop - this week when I went to see the 'Beautiful Darling' film premier I got some amazing bits and pieces, including these two ace John Waters and d
Devine postcards - Brilliant, and totally inspiring to me.


_Currently working on the branding for a store in west London, due to open in the next few weeks. The branding went of the the sign painter on Friday, and I cant wait to see the results come the end of this week. Stay tuned for more, from shop designs, to the letter heads / Stationary etc.


_A massive thank you to Pat at Arena Homme+ magazine, who sent me an ace little parcel of his brilliant fanzines 'BOYO' this week. Super low-fi with his lovely collages, and the super fine stock that his letter came on was glorious, not sure you can tell from the pictures, but it is probably about 30gsm, with anything it is layed on reading right through - ACE.

Check out Pats portfolio of work at

_This weekend I decided I wanted to marry Nate Lowman . . .

_Then I discovered he is engaged to MK Olsen.
This is Bullshit.
How am I meant to compete with that?!

_'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'

_As much as I find Ryan McGinley's imagery tiresome, these images actually look quite beautiful. And from the looks of Mr Zham's blog, it was quite the opening night!

'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'
From March 18th,

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